Home Care comes to helping aging parents, there can be many differences in how you can and should approach Dad vs. Mom from the get go. Caring for your father or husband or uncle or grandfather or brother can require unique communication choices and understanding of their needs.
What Did You Say Home Care?
Who’s getting older? Not me, say the men. Anecdotally, men—more so than women–tend to deny that they are aging or feeling more frail or in need of any assistance. This head-in-the-sand approach makes communicating about plans for care a distinct challenge.
Co-Ed Care giving:
The fact is that more women than men are family caregivers. Even though statistics show that more men than in previous generations are stepping up to be family caregivers, women remain the majority. This can lead to some awkward and some physically compromising situations.